Weekend giveaway: Playful Learning

Today’s weekend giveaway comes from the Playful Learning Ecademy, which offers engaging and meaningful online classes for children and parents. If you are not familiar with the work of Mariah Bruehl, make sure to check out her book, Playful Learning and her award-winning website. They are both rich with practical ideas for making learning fun for your children.

More About the Playful Learning Ecademy

The Playful Learning Ecademy utilizes a method of teaching children, which melds their natural curiosity, joy, and wonder with thoughtfully planned learning experiences. Through online classes children and their parents develop lifelong habits of heart and mind. Mariah Bruehl, the founder, offers direct encouragement and feedback within a supportive online community of like-minded people from all over the world. All of Playful Learning’s eCourses are self-paced and come with a 100% money-back guarantee.

The Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Mariah has offered to giveaway one space in her Playful Learning Spaces eCourse and a copy of her book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. To enter, simply leave any comment below.

She is also offering Simple Mom readers a discount on any eCourse offering from the Playful Learning Ecademy. Simply use the code “SIMPLEMOM” during the registration process. Offer expires August 21, 2012.


This giveaway ends tonight, Saturday, August 11, and I’ll announce the winner soon after. I hope you win!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. This would be wonderful to win. Thanks!

  2. I so want to be a fun mom! This looks like it would send me well on my way!

  3. I’m getting ready to reorganize our basement… it would be fun to have some inspiration from Playful Learning!

  4. This looks very interesting! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  5. I would absolutely love to win this giveaway!! I hope I win!! 🙂

  6. This is fun and lovely.

  7. I’m excited to take one of the e-courses whether I win or not. Thanks for the giveaway and the discount!

  8. MaryBeth L. says:

    Sounds like just what I need right now! Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. I would love this – her book is on my must get a copy of list!

  10. Looks interesting!

  11. Oh, I would love this book! We’re getting ready to hybrid homeschool my preschooler (3 days at school, 2 days at home) and this would be a great resource!

  12. I got this book at the library but it’s on my list to buy. I consider myself an afterschooler and found the info very helpful. Taking one of her e-classes would be great!

  13. This would be fabulous to win! I have homeschooled my girls up until this year. They will be going to public school this year BUT I get to start preschool work with my boys. I’m very excited about that and I think this would be a great asset to our homeschool day!

  14. This looks really interesting!

  15. This looks awesome!

  16. What a great GiveAway!!! Just Love It!!!

  17. I would love to win this! Just was thinking about setting up a play space for my baby boy.

  18. I check out her book from the library and highly recommend it to everyone. I LOVE it! I would love to win the book AND ecourse!! so inspirational!

  19. Stephanie brown says:

    I am always trying to figure out new ways to organize my places so that my kids have the most fun and they look nice….this would be a nice resource to have.

  20. Thanks for sharing ~ can’t wait to go check out the site. I am starting homeschool preschool this year and this would be great!

  21. This looks so interesting-would be great with my youngest!

  22. I’m working on an aesthetic/learning room for our relaxed, eclectic and playful homeschooling. This looks awesome!

  23. Our children are our future. When you are having fun, you learn and remember without even knowing. Playful learning enhances their brain storming abilities to solve problems.

  24. Wow, I love this website!

  25. This sounds so interesting! Looking forward to learning more about it.

  26. Would love to win this for playful learning with my grandbabies!

  27. Stephanie LaFond says:

    What a neat product. Would love to win.

  28. Book sounds wonderful!

  29. Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful blog! The book looks great, too! And, this just might become the first e-course I participate in.

  30. This looks wonderful! Would love to win!

  31. That sounds like wonderful information I would love to have!

  32. Erika Russell says:

    The have the book and LOVE it and would truly love the chance to take the e-course. If I won, I’d give the second book as a gift to my sister in law! What a great giveaway!!

  33. I’ve been wanting this book FOREVER!!! And I love the blog! It would be awesome to win it! 😀

  34. I love the website and have checked her book out from the library. Would love the opportunity to take an e-course!

  35. Thanks for the free course offer – have just been adn had a look at the Playful Spaces website and am inspired!

  36. I would love to win this! I need help getting ready for the home school year with my 8 kids 🙂 thanks!

  37. I’m a former educator turned SAHM and would love some fresh, non-traditional ideas to inspire learning for my three-year old son at home! Thanks for introducing me to this approach and I look forward to learning more about what Playful Learning has to offer.

  38. Great giveaway as always! I’d love to win this!

  39. Great website and giveaway!

  40. As a busy mom of (soon to be) five children, I need all the help I can get in learning creativity with my children. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  41. What a fun looking course.

  42. What a great website and resource. We have the book and love it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  43. nopinkhere says:


  44. I’m definitely open to better ways to organize all of our creative learning stuff!

  45. I’m a teacher not a mother, but this book looks great! Thanks for the chance!

  46. This would be great!

  47. This course intrigues me. Thanks for the chance!

  48. Faith delong says:

    Hooray for play!

  49. Thanks!

  50. Love the title! This is how I want my boys to always learn – playfully!

  51. Blessed Mom says:

    I would love to win this, thank you for the opportunity!

  52. Alexis Barton says:

    I’d love to read the book.

  53. This sounds like a great book. I could really use the ideas!

  54. Would love to win! This would be wonderful for my two young ones.

  55. This seems like a perfect giveaway since we will start homeschooling this week! Thank you.

  56. Very interesting. Would love to check this out further.

  57. christi harrison says:

    So cool! I would love to win! Thank you!

  58. Love the playful learning book! Hope I win 🙂

  59. Heather Curry says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I’m beginning to homeschool this year, and this would be such a great addition!

  60. This sounds awesome. I’d love to win it for my girls!

  61. julie nortcliffe says:

    Great giveaway!

  62. Simonetta says:

    We have just moved into our new house. The space is small and with three boys I really need to organise their playroom so that it’s invinting. Their reading and writing area needs improvement so I am looking for inspirations. Thanks for your good tips.

  63. This looks wonderful!

  64. I would love to learn how to make our home more fun and entice the little ones to learn in the process!

  65. Pick me! I will be homepreschooling my very curious three year old at home this year and would love some help doing playful learning with him.

  66. I need something like this!

  67. I got a copy of her book from the library and loved it! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  68. This book looks great, and the eCourses sound intriguing as well. Thanks for the link to the information, even if I don’t win!

  69. Ashley McRea says:

    I would love to read this book as we get ready to start our 14th year of homeschooling!

  70. This looks like a great e-course. Thanks for the post : )

  71. My four littles and I would love to win!

  72. This is fabulous and much needed for our fam!

  73. Christine says:

    This would be such a resource (fun! fun!) for our family!

  74. I am intrigued! Would love to try this.

  75. I l.o.v.e organization, and am trying to live more “simply”…. This class and book look amazing!! 🙂

  76. Jennifer Prewitt says:

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  77. mary mann says:

    I just checked out the site and can’t wait until they get the social and emotional course up and running!

  78. This looks like an amazing resource and opportunity.

  79. I would love to win this e-course! It would be a fantastic resource for our homeschool experience this year. I have borrowed the book from the library and it is on my wish list to own!

  80. I’ve always loved her work, and this course would be so useful. Like others have said, her book has also been sitting on my wish list for a while!

  81. This looks really awesome! Hope I win 😉

  82. this looks fascinating. trying to continually feed my confidence that homeschooling is not only the way to go, but that i can do it!


  83. This sounds like a great class. Would love to win a spot to make learning even more fun for my 2 1/2 year old son. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. What a great fine, thanks Tsh! Going to peruse the website right now…

  85. Love the concept. These materials sound great!

  86. I’m in the process of rethinking my family’s toy and craft organization, so Mariah’s ecourse would be a much-appreciated source of inspiration!

  87. Great giveaways here on simplemom! I’d love to win. This looks like an awesome resource.

  88. Looks intriguing, would love to learn more!

  89. liesa nichols says:

    sounds interesting! always looking for ways to engage my children!

  90. Oh, I love Playful Learning and would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  91. Oooh, fun! I would love to implement your ideas for my kids play areas.